05/23: Coliseo, La Parka Jr., LdP change, NWA tournament, AULL anniversary show, Guadalajara, Monterrey

CMLL (TUE) 05/22 Arena Coliseo [ova]
1) Mini Olimpico & Ultimo Dragoncito b Mini Damian 666 & Mini Halloween
2) Sensei, Stuka Jr., Trueno b Artillero, Jeque, Super Comando
3) Tigre Blanco, Tigre Metalico, Tony Rivera b Dr. X, Loco Max, Nitro
4) Ephesto, Okumura, Sangre Azteca b Fabian el Gitano, Felino, Mictlan
5) Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero, Universo 2000 DQ Dos Caras Jr., Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr.

Main event was all pushing Ultimo Guerrero vs Volador Jr., with Ultimo ripping Volador’s mask and faking a foul for victory. In the segunda, Starman was replaced by Stuka, and Jeque filled in for Ramstein, so the Jeque/Stuka feud was back for at least one night.

In it’s recap of AAA’s 05/20 TV Taping, Ovaciones states La Parka Jr.’s rehab is not going well, he’s not close to being cleared, and will be out longer than expected.

This week’s Leyenda de Plata lineup has changed. As expected, Mistico is out of the tournament itself, moved to the main event in Marco Corelone’s spot (so they can begin teasing Aguila/Mistico for 06/01.) Sagrado takes his place, and since we’re not actually rebooking anything after lineup changes, he’s the heavy favorite to win. Texano replaced La Mascara, who’s out hurt.

Sicodelico Jr. will be part of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship Tournament. (Oddly, there’s a video promo with Nicho challenging for the belt, but not Sicodelcio. Plans change.) It’s a 16 man tournament, and he’s got to face someone named “Roughneck Ryan”, who’s theoretically one of the top 16 contenders in all the world despite being named “Roughneck Ryan”. Also, I’m not sure why two guys from the Texas area are having a first round match in Tennessee, but them there’s the breaks. If Sicodelico Jr. moves on, and gosh I hope he doesn’t lose to Roughneck Ryan, he’ll probably face Claudio Castagnoli and I would totally endorse that match happening. If Sicodelico Jr. wins the NWA Title, I think we’ll have to change the “Did the Gran Alternativa win lead him onto bigger things?” bit on the wiki to a Yes.

The word on the street – people all over the streets are talking about the NWA title tournament, naturally – is Byran Danielson will win end up winning the tournament. (Though now that even I know, it’ll be switched.) In a recent interview with Figure Four, Danielson talked a bit about wanting to do a stretch of wrestling in Mexico to learn how to wrestle lucha – he’s worked one Toryumon Mexico show, but that’s about it. If Bryan Danielson wins the NWA Title, CMLL absolutely must bring him in, because that’d be the awesomest thing possible ever. I’d be cool too if it was Claudio or Sicodelico and I’d understand if Danielson’s NOAH tieup means he’s got to AAA (because that’d could brilliantly insane), but just the concept of Danielson with the NWA Heavyweight Belt taking on, say, Mistico would be so fun, and probably draw. I think the NWA name actually might mean more in Mexico than it does in the US, because the Light Heavyweight title has fared quite a bit better than Heavyweight one over the last 18 years.

AULL (SAT) 05/19 Arena Lopez Mateos [KrisZ]
1) Tortugillio Ninja I, Tortugillio Ninja II, Tortugillio Ninja III b Pequeno Porro I, Pequeno Porro II, Pequeno Porro III
2) Haku, Mr. Potro, Yakuza b Angel de Fuego, Infierno, Kilvan
3) Epidemia & Robin Maravilla b El Solito & Psicopata [AULL TAG]
4) Sepulturero I b Hermano Sepulturero [name]
5) America Salvaje, Rey Krimen, Sadico b King Star Tiger, Mano Negra Jr., Terry 2000
6) Dos Caras Jr., Vampiro, Volador Jr. b Hijo de Cien Caras, Hijo del Cien Caras, Universo 2000

There’s a billion photos of this show over at El Martinete. AULL will be hosting a benefit show for El Signo on 07/01, who needs money for spinal surgery.

CMLL (SUN) 05/20 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara [KrisZ]
1) Casanova b Flama
2) Exterminador & Metatron b Destroyer & Rey Trueno
3) Rayman b Sagrado, Flash, Gallo, Metal Blanco, Cien Caras Jr., Mr. Trueno, Toxico, Malefico, Infierno [ciber]
4) Damian 666, Mr. Aguila, Terrible b Hijo de Lizmark, Vampiro, Volador Jr.

In the main, Terrible pinned Vampiro once again after a foul. Rayman & Sagrado want a shot at the Cien Caras Junior brothers Occidente Tag titles.

AAA (SUN) 05/20 Arena Coliseo Monterrey [rfc]
1) Mercurio & Virtual X b Ben Hur & Guerrero Negro Jr.
2) Ramses (ACM) & the Mummy b Karis & Orus
3) Estrellita, Hombre Sin Miedo, Octagoncito b Hechicera, Mini Chessman, Rey Infernal
4) Aventurero, Hator, Histeria b Angel, Brazo, Pimpinela
5) Charly Manson b Alan Stone

Pimpi is hurt, obviously so, and worked anyway.

indy (FRI) 06/01 Auditorio de Tijuana
1) Sparks vs Conde Murcielago
2) Pandillero I & Pandillero II vs Hijo de Kendo & Super Rino
3) Rubi Gardenia & Torando Negro vs Diamantina & Enfermero Jr.
4) Ku Kluk Klan I & Super Muenco vs Hijo de Rey Misterio & Ninja [ri]
5) Blue Demon Jr., Medico Asesino Jr., Rey Misterio vs Cien Caras Jr., Espectro Jr., Nicho

This is being promoted at Medico Asesino Jr.’s retirement match.

Medio Tiempo has a long interview/biography of Cibernetico on their site. Being an antihero and all, he doesn’t understand how parents would allow their children to be fans of his, though he gets why kids might be fans anyway.

(Notimex) A new lucha libre gym was opened in the Jardin Balbuena section of Mexico City.

Either this week’s GdR review or the opener y’all want to hear about will be posted later tonight – that’s the plan, anyway.

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05/26 AAA TV Taping Lineup (Minatitlan, Veracruz)

Previous: 05/06, 05/12, 05/20

AAA TV (SAT) 05/26 Centro de Convenciones, Minatitlan, Veracruz
1) Canibal, Nemesis AAA, Nygma vs Payaso Carrona, Payaso Miedo, Payaso Terror
2) Cinthia Moreno, Estrellita, Sexi Star vs Fabi Apache, La Diabolica, Rossy Moreno
3) Laredo Kid & Super Fly vs Apache & Super Calo
4) Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Psicosis II vs ?, Cuervo, Ozz
5) Alebrije, Charly Manson, Elegido, Juventud Guerrera vs Antifaz, Fuerza Guerrera, Histeria, Mr. Niebla
6) Chessman, Cibernetico, Zorro vs Abismo Negro, El Mesias, Kenzo Suzuki

Air Date
Mex: 06/03
US: 06/23

I would say there’s a 99.999% chance the mystery man teaming with the Sect is Extreme Tiger, making his debut. I think we’re much more likely to be headed towards Crazy Boy and Joe Lider completing a title swap and getting the tag team titles rather than adding people to Mexican Powers. If that’s the plan, you can work backwards and see Psicosis II wasn’t needed for the group longer, and Juvi can just wander off his own way (as he tends to do.) Obviously, this match will go back for the MPs.

That’s quite the random collection of tecnicos in the semifinal. Elsewhere, we’re just ticking along as usual – I think we already fulfilled our plot developments for this month.

Next Taping
05/30 San Luis Potosi

Have they announced anything for June yet?

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05/22: Perro, Puebla, Nicho


According to an interview with NotiMex, Perro Aguayo Jr. may only miss six to nine weeks. They’re saying his suffered an injury to two ligiments and meniscus, but that’s up to an 80% reduction of the initial nine months projection. Nine weeks would put him back in the middle of July.

CMLL (MON) 05/21 Arena Puebla [hugo999 @ box y lucha]
1) Espiritu Maligna & Fuerza Tiger b King Jaguar & Zigma
2) El Legionario, the Tiger, Tigre Rojo DQ Fuerza Chicana, Furia Chicana, Karissma
3) Euforia, Loco Max, Nosferatu b Brillante, Leono, Tony Rivera
4) Atlantis, Tarzan Boy, Texano Jr. b La Mascara, Negro Casas, Volador Jr.
5) Averno, Mephisto, Ultimo Guerrero b Alex Koslov, Marco Corelone, Rey Bucanero

Not sure if this especially meaningful, but Nicho seems to be picking up bookings Mr. Aguila would have to miss due to replacing Perro on the reality show. (I’m thinking Sunday in Merida in particular.) Well, it’s meaningful to the extent that someone has his phone number, I guess.

IWRG (THU) 05/24 Arena Naucalpan
1) Bacteria & Star Boy vs Trauma I & Trauma II
2) Astro Boy, Ave Fenix, Kid Tiger vs 911, Ak47, Fierro
3) Esfinge, Felino, Solar I vs Black Terry, Cyborg, Enfermero Jr.
4) El Dandy, Marco Corelone, Volador Jr. vs Damian 666, Halloween, Mr. Aguila

IWRG (SUN) 05/27 Arena Naucalpan
1) Cella vs Comando Gama
2) Antaris & Bacteria vs Avisman & Macho II
3) Kid Tiger, Peluchin, Takeda vs Black Terry, Trauma I, Trauma II
4) Cerebro Negro, Dr. Cerebro, Suicida vs Kai, Sasaki, Yamato [super libre]
5) Rayo de Jalisco vs Enfermro Jr., Esfinge, Enterrador, AK47, Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Solar I, Veneno, Cyborg, Ave Fenix [cage, hair, mask]

Awful suspicious that we’ve got a cage of death match and one of the new (?) policeman happens to be in it.

CMLL (SUN) 05/27 Arena Coliseo Guadalajara
1) Casanova vs Fraile de La Muerte
2) Idolo & Nube Roja vs Egipcio & GUero Loco
3) Leon Blanco & Rayman vs Fabian el Gitano & Flash and Arkangel & Nitro and Cien Caras Jr. & Hijo de Cien Caras
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Hijo de Lizmark, Shocker vs Okumura, Pierroth, Terrible

We’ll go over the AAA TV lineup for 05/26 a little bit later – I didn’t see it till now, in case you wondering why I was the last to figure the evil clown names.

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05/20 AAA TV Taping Result (Morelia, Michoacan)

Previous: 04/30, 05/06, 05/12

AAA TV (SUN) 05/20 Plaza de Toros Palacio del Arte de Morelia, Michoacan
1) Jerrito Estrada & Mini Histeria b Mascarita Divina & Sombrita Azul
2) Payaso Negro I, Payaso Negro II, Payaso Negro III b Gallego, Mr. C�ndor, Toxico AAA
3) Aero Star, Pegasso, Rey Cometa, Super Fly b Alan, Decnnis, Gran Apache, Super Calo
4) Cuervo, Escoria, Esp�ritu, Ozz b Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera, Psicosis [MEX ATOMICO]
5) Kenzo Suzuki, Psicosis II, X-Pac b Intocable, Laredo Kid, Zorro
6) Cibernetico b El Mesias

Air Date
Mex: 05/27
US: 06/16

The big angle on the show was Psicosis II turning on his partners, giving the win and the Atomico titles to the Sect. Post match, Prez Roldan appeared to fire Psicosis from AAA for betrayed them, but naturally he just joined the opposition forces. AAA’s recap notes it’s unclear if he’s meant to be a Viper or a member of the Sect.

I guess they could still break Juvi off down the road, but I don’t think this is a last minute switch – if/when Juvi splits, he’s still got to be a tecnico to feud with Fuerza. I’m not quite sure how/when/if that’ll go down.

Psicosis stuck around to wrestle in the next match, because Abismo (and Mini Abismo) were missing from the show. Rudos stole that match. Main event had the Sect helping out Mesias, Chessman in Cibernetico’s corner not being quite enough, and La Parka Jr. and Zorro running out to help Cibernetico win. So they’re still all allied. If this was a US group, I’d think they’d be setting up some War Games like match; maybe here, we’re heading to a big multi man stips match.

Once again, the Air Force/Barrio Boys match got switched to an eight man – they seem to be pushing Alan, Decnnis, Apache and Super Calo as a new unit (or a new version of the Barrio Boys.) At least Rey Cometa made this match. Rudos were on their way to the win when Laredo Kid ran into help his side to a win. That seems unfair.

No names given to the evil clowns, though we know they won. Mascarita Sagrada and, as previous stated, Mini Abismo were missing from the opener. Mini Histeria gave Divina a martiente to sneak a win.

Next Tapings
– 05/26 Minatitlan, Veracruz
05/30 San Luis Potosi

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05/21: Mistico in SLP, Sangre title defense

Coliseo and AAA results haven’t turned up yet.

CMLL (THU) 05/31 Palenque de la Feria de Gomez Palacio [La Afficon]
1) Pequeno Star vs Scriba Jr.
2) Centella Azul Jr. & Piloto Suicida vs Baby Olmos & Piloto Negro
3) Hijo de Sobearno, Mr. Guerrero, Tackle vs Arkangel, Dr. X, Loco Max
4) Olimpico & Ultimo Guerrero vs Mistico & Shocker

I presume this is the show Chui was referring to previously, wondering what promotions who had paid for Mistico would end up getting if he was hurt. Looks like they’re treating him like he’ll be all fine until news changes. I think you have to be worried about both tecnicos in that main event…

CMLL (FRI) 05/18 Oaxaca [Noticias-Oaxaca]
1) Stuka Jr. & Tigre Metalico b Loco Max & Rey Lobo
2) Lady Apache & Marcela b Amapola & Hiroka
3) Endevaor, Fantasma Jr., Sagrado b Dr. X, Nitro, Texano Jr.
4) Sangre Azteca b Vuleo Espacial [MEX WELTER]
5) Dr. Wagner & Marco Corelone b Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero
Marco replaced Shocker.

(El Paso Times) Mistico will be signing autographs in El Paso on Saturday at a soccer game, as the Patriots play Brilla FC. All kids wearing a luchador mask get in for free, and it’s dollar beer night, so they’re going to be packing the house. More info at elpaso-patriots.com. I don’t see a picture of Mistico anywhere, though, and this is around Incognito’s homebase. Hmmmmm.(More of a concern is USL’s site listing the team being in Austin on Saturday. I dunno.)

Latin Lover may be out of the TV program he’s on. Sounds like he had some sort of disagreement with the producers and he’s already preparing to move on – he references projects he has planned back in lucha libre.

(El Sol de San Luis Potosi) The dean of Social Science Anthropology at Universidad Autonoma de SLP stated lucha libre is enduringly popular in Mexico because it reflects the struggles of real life. This was part of a paper on lucha libre and popular culture, which also discussed the influence of Mexican lucha libre in other places of the world – a statue of Santo in a Lebanon movie theater, for example.

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05/20: Accion, FSE

Accion highlights…

CMLL: highlights of LdP cibernetico, with Stuka and others stealing the show more than Aguila’s win – especially when Aguila’s win is the slightly screwed up double stomp. I think, if asked, Mr. Aguila would have no problem double stomping a man, but he was too caught up in doing it as the Aguayos do it that he over thought it. Like I’m over thinking this.

AAA: Cibernetico/Zorro vs “Six Pack”/Head Hunter I. That’s so so funny. Zorro’s graphic still has him in masked though he’s out of it here. I guess they want to keep the new guy strong, but wouldn’t have it looked a lot better if Cibernetico speared Waltman out of his shoes instead of just knocking Head Hunter back and down?

I have absolutely no idea why, but FSE moved up lucha libre from midnight to 10 pm EST. I don’t recall the listings saying this earlier in the week (though they obviously do now, because my TiVo caught it.)
05/13 Coliseo: Lady Apache, Luna Magica, Marcela b Amapola, Hiroka, Mima Shimoda
05/13 Coliseo: Felino, Heavy Metal, Sagrado b Ephesto, Mephisto, Misterioso II

The newest Wrestling Obsever Newsletter states the NWA is consideration using Psicodelcio Jr. & Incognito in a one night tournament to crown new NWA Tag Team champions. They would be very unlikely to win.

According to the newest Super Luchas, next Sunday’s tercera:
3) Starman, Texano Jr., Virus vs Felino, Maximo, Mictlan
should be
3) Satanico, Texano Jr., Virus vs Felino, Maximo, Mictlan

That’d make far more sense. I think the Mictlan/Infernales stuff is just working out that way based on card position and the lack of tecnicos, and isn’t necessarily meaningful of a pending issue, but they did seem to be heading in a Texano/Maximo or Virus/Maximo hair match direction before Maximo got hurt, and they could be picking up here. This is all a guess.

Both Ovaciones and Super Luchas have noted this weekend how Mistico being in the next week’s Leyenda de Plata cibernetico does not fit with the previously established rules. It’s fine for it to not fit, but CMLL’s got at least acknowledge there’s a change going on here. Still wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a midweek lineup shift, or even a Friday night one.

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05/19: Mexico results, IWRG, lineups, GdR

Perro got a second opinion on his knee injury, from the CMLL doctors, and they believe it’s not as bad as orginally feared, and will only be a 3 month recovery time. They’ve already done the operation, so that’d put him back in August; they could use him on the anniversary show. Perro’s expecting to get out of the hospital, get home and start rehabbing today.

CMLL (FRI) 05/18 Arena Mexico [ovaciones, superluchas, Dr. Frink @ box y lucha, ESTO, Mistyk @ el Martiente]
1) Mini Fantasy & Ultimo Dragonicto b Pequeno Violencia & Pierrothito
2) Dark Angel, Diana la Cazadora, Marcela b Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sugeith
3) Dos Caras Jr., Sagrado, Ultimo Dragon b Minoru Suzuki, Takayama, Terrible
4) Mr. Aguila b Negro Casas, Felino, Tarzan Boy, Mephisto, Maximo, Alex Koslov, Stuka Jr., Volador Jr., Mictlan [LdP, ciber]
5) Dr. Wagner & Marco Corelone b Atlantis & Ultimo Guerrero

No explaination of why the main event became a tag match.

Mr. Aguila is taking over Perro’s spot for the time being, it seems – he’ll take over Perro’s role on the reality show, and he won this cibernetico (as Perro probably would’ve), beating Negro to win it. Mictlan filled in for Mascara Purura. Tarzan Boy hurt his knee during the match and was carried out.

IWRG (THU) 05/17 Arena Naucalpan [Super Luchas, comments]
1) Golem b Aguila Oriental
2) Macho II & Nemesis IWRG b Ave Fenix & Bacteria
3) 911, AK47, Fierro b Fabian el Gitano, Freelance, Turbo
4) Dandy, Negro Navarro, Tony Rivera b Enfermo Jr., Mascara Ano 2000 Jr., Pierroth Jr.
5) CIMA b Dr. Cerebro, Don Fuji, Black Warrior, Naruki Doi, Suicida, Stuka Jr., Masato Yoshino [copa Higher Power]


CMLL (TUE) 05/22 Arena Coliseo
1) Mini Olimpico & Ultimo Dragoncito vs Mini Damian 666 & Mini Halloween
2) Sensei, Starman, Trueno vs Artillero, Ramstein, Super Comando
3) Tigre Blanco, Tigre Metalico, Tony Rivera vs Dr. X, Loco Max, Nitro
4) Fabian el Gitano, Felino, Mictlan vs Ephesto, Okumura, Sangre Azteca
5) Atlantis, Ultimo Guerrero, Universo 2000 vs Dos Caras Jr., Rey Bucanero, Volador Jr.

CMLL (FRI) 05/25 Arena Mexico
1) Brillante, Flash, Super Nova vs Apocalipsis, Hooligan, Ramstein and Brillante, Flash, Super Nova
2) Alex Koslov, Blue Panther, Negro Casas vs Mephisto, Misterioso II, Sangre Azteca
3) Averno vs Ephesto, Virus, La Mascara, Leono, Loco Max, Valiente, Mistico, Heavy Metal, Black Warrior [ciber, LdP]
4) Dr. Wagner Jr., Lizmark Jr., Marco Corelone vs Hector Garza, Mr. Aguila, Terrible

CMLL.com is sure Mistico’s going to return here.

CMLL (SUN) 05/27 Arena Coliseo
1) Electrico & Mini Fantasy vs Mini Damian 666 & Mini Halloween
2) Diana la Cazadora, Luna Magica, Marcela vs Amapola, Medusa, Rosa Negra
3) Starman, Texano Jr., Virus vs Felino, Maximo, Mictlan
4) Heavy Metal, Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero vs Eclipse, Olimpico, Tarzan Boy
5) Averno, Ephesto, Mephisto vs Mistico, Sagrado, Volador Jr.

And here.

CMLL CAN52 GdR #78 has
05/11 Mexico: Euforia, Nosferatu, Virus b Brillante, Leono, Stuka Jr.
05/13 Coliseo: Averno, Black Warrior, Último Guerrero b Dr. Wagner Jr., Negro Casas, Rey Bucanero
Feature: At home with Negro Casas

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05/18 Mexico Preview

(again, if you haven’t seen the headline, make sure you go down to posts to the first story of the day. Thanks.)

CMLL (FRI) 05/18 Arena Mexico
1) Mini Fantasy & Ultimo Dragonicto vs Pequeno Violencia & Pierrothito
2) Hiroka, Mima Shimoda, Princesa Sugeith vs Dark Angel, Diana la Cazadora, Marcela
3) Minoru, Takayama, Terrible vs Dos Caras Jr., Marco Corelone, Ultimo Dragon
4) Hijo de Perro Aguayo vs Negro Casas, Felino, Tarzan Boy, Mephisto, Maximo, Alex Koslov, Stuka Jr., Volador Jr., Mascara Purpura [LdP, ciber]
5) Dr. Wagner vs Atlantis

Arena Mexico previews
– ESTO: show, Leyenda de Plata
– Ovaciones
– No NotiMex! They’re slipping.

Here’s the thing, they may not know who’s winning this anymore as I write this. Obviously we need to replace Perro with someone – maybe Terrible gets bumped up and someone finds Sangre to stick him in that match – but if Mistico really as going to be in next week’s block, this seemed strongly destined for another Perro/Mistico match. There’s no other natural feud, and there’s no Ultimo’s or Rey’s or Corelone’s next week that would stand thought against Mistico. CMLL may be rethinking things at this moment, so I’m guessing as much as they are and can’t base this off any actual information.

Thanks for coming: Mascara Purpura (so he’s healthy?), Stuka Jr., (Terrible if he’s the replacement)

Guys in a holding pattern: Felino, Tarzan Boy, Mephisto

Which leaves

Maximo: only a very slim chance, because he’s actually got a feud with Texano they’d follow up first, and winning this is still a stretch for him. I could see it as a last minute decision, especially if you’ve decided a rudo has to come out of the other side.

Volador Jr.: They could finally go ALL THE WAY with him! Wait, no, that’ll never happen, scratch this one.

Alex Koslov: Winning this would also be a stretch, but they’re high on him and we’re not exactly overwhelmed with possibilites.

Negro Casas: Here’s the safe bet. He’s reliable, and they could have him work rudo next week versus Mistico if they’d like. That’s the strong point – you can have Negro win here without committing to anything for next week. The downside is Black Warrior is not in the next group, so if that’s the June money feud, it’s going to have a couple week layoff.

While I’m thinking about it, I’m going to guess Perro’s injury does NOT increase the likelyhood of Santo coming back to CMLL. The only thing that’s going to affect that situation is Santo’s willingness to change his price. CMLL will deal with having lesser houses for the rest of the year rather than give in

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05/18: Parka Jr. still out, GdI one night team up, Maximo wins tournament

(make sure you check the headline story below, if you haven’t been here this morning.)

Guess who ALSO is still out hurt? La Parka Junior! This is what I get for reading newspapers.

AAA LG (WED) 05/16 Palenque de la Feria, Celaya [El Sol del Bajio]
1) Cuervo, Escoria, Ozz b Crazy Boy, Joe Lider, Juventud Guerrera
2) Estrellita, Rey Cometa, Super Fly b Angel Mortal, Polvo de Esterllas, Rossy Moreno
3) Octagón, Super Calo, Zorro b Antifaz del Norte, Kenzo Suzuki, Muerte Cibernetica

The article does not bring up the vow that Parka would indeed wrestle on these shows. Parka did sign autographs, and ran in during the main event to help the tecnicos. Calo replaced him in the match. Rey Cometa filled in for Pimpinela, so I guess Cometa isn’t hurt. Or less hurt.

Ovaciones reports IWRG and Dragon Gate have signed an talent exhcange agreement. No details. Perhaps if IWRG’s website was up…anyway, Pentagon Black is already working in both places, so I’m not sure what this exactly means. Maybe Turbo will be an IWRG regular? Maybe Veneno will go to Japan (and will he be allowed back in Mexico if he does?) I dunno.

CMLL (THU) 05/17 Arena Isabel de Cuerbavaca [Dark Atlantis @ box y lucha]
1) Bestia Metalia & Epidema b Aspid & Cabllero de Fuego
2) Cholo & Vampiro Metalico DQ Antaris & Robin
3) Eclipse & Olimpico b Alex Koslov & Super Brazo
4) Rey Bucanero, Tarzan Boy, Ultimo Guerrero b Blue Demon Jr., Dr. Wagner Jr., Lizmark Jr. [ri]

One time GdI teamup in a relevos incredible match. Rey teased making this a permanent turn. Bad turnout for the show, though – rain was some part responsible.

CMLL (TUE) 05/15 Arena Queretaro [Knotty @ el martinete]
1) Eragon b Luminoso
2) Rayo Tapatio I & Rayo Tapatio II b Escandalo & Startron
3) Corsario & Espiritu Negro b Principe Valiente Jr. & Toro
4) Maximo b Astro Boy, Flash, Leono, Super Nova, Stuka Jr. [Trofeo Francisco Flores]
5) Blue Demon Jr. & La Mascara b Damian 666 & Mr. Aguila

Super pictures at the link, as usual. Flash replaced a hurt Valiente. I don’t dislike Maximo as much as some of you dislike Maximo and he’s clearly the biggest star in that match, but….he’s quite the odd man out in that crew. By coincidence, ESTO has a interview with Maximo. His goals include getting revenge on Texano Jr., winning the CMLL LH title, and beating Ultimo Guerrero’s mask. It’s good to dream.

CMLL (TUE) 05/29 Arena Queretaro
1) Dark Angel & Marcela vs Amapola & Princesa Sujei
2) Corsario vs Toro [hair]
3) Perro Aguayo Jr. & Terrible vs Dos Caras Jr. & Marco Corelone

Well, that’s the tentative lineup anyway.

(El Sol de Toluca)There was an AAA show advertised for Toluca on Wednesday. I had a lineup for it (though I can’t recall from where – I want to say it was listed on AAA’s site, though it’s not up there now), but apparently the local Box Y Lucha commission didn’t know, and the show didn’t take place. People did buy tickets, but there’s no promoter to get a refund from, and the commission isn’t going to help because they didn’t approve the show.

Do fans commonly know which shows have been okayed by the local commissions? I would find that surprising; this seems more like the commission distancing themselves from the problem.

Yesterday, we had a story with a person complaining about injured wrestlers not being taking care of by promoters in Monclova. Today, in the same paper, the promoter and the injured wrestlers themselves angrily responded. The promoter’s been paying the wrestler’s downside while they’re out. This really should’ve been one article and not two; I don’t know why the promoter had to track down the article writer here.

Jam! has an article about the Vampiro documentary. Read to the end for the story about Vampiro’s girlfriend at the time.

El Heraldo De Chipas has an interview with Sexi Star. The interviewer’s first question is asking what the name means, but it gets a bit more useful from there. Sexi Star says she was in boxing pre-AAA, but her mother preferred she wrestled.

In an (subscriber only) interview with Figure Four Daily, Mike Quackenbush said, in his conversations with the CMLL offices, Mistico costs $3,000 to $3,500 depending on the day, and that’s before flights or additional fees. It’d probably be significantly more for a weekend day in the US, since CMLL would want compensation for those other shows Mistico wouldn’t be making it too, Quackenbush noted.

I’ll preview the Arena Mexico show a bit later.

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Perro Aguayo Jr. injured, out up to 9 months

(oh crap)

9:15 a.m. The Son of the Aguayo Dog outside has left of ‘‘Los 5 Magníficos’’

El Hijo del Perro Aguayo no sólo estará fuera de ‘‘Los 5 Magníficos’’ sino de la lucha libre, ya que calculan que se recuperará de la lesión en su rodilla por espacio de nueve meses.

The Son of the Aguayo Dog not only will be outside “the 5 Magnificent ones” but of lucha libre, since they calculate that he will recover of the injury in his knee by space of nine months.

Sounds like a (?)CL tear. Remember, Mistico did NOT end up wrestling this week, and we still don’t know if he’ll have surgery.

CMLL is screwed.

Update: CMLL.com says Perro was hurt Thursday night and taken to the hospital on Friday. It is a ligament, but they’re saying at least 6 months. He’s done for this year.

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